Medical Care



Finding a "Medical Home"

A "medical home" for children with special health care needs is not a building, house, hospital, or set of services, but rather an approach to health care that is:

  • accessible
  • continuous
  • comprehensive
  • family-centered
  • coordinated
  • compassionate
  • culturally effective

With the "medical home" approach, a pediatric care team partners with the child and family to assure that all of the patient's medical and non-medical needs are met.

Some primary care practices have obtained training in the "medical home" approach. But even if your child's primary care provider has not received the training, ask the about the provider's ability to coordinate your child's care. Many primary care providers support families in this way.

More information about the "Medical Home" model

Local Pediatric Practices that Offer the "Medical Home" Model (source: pamedicalhome.org ):

Resource Contact Information

Children's Community Pediatrics, Pittsburgh Peds
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, General Academic Pediatrics Primary Care Centers
Pediatric Alliance
Sewickley Valley Pediatrics